Isaria - Next generation crop sensor

An attachment that fits onto the tractor or sprayer to measure the real-time biomass and Nitrogen content of the crop.

What is Isaria?

Isaria is an attachment that fits onto the tractor or sprayer to measure the real-time biomass and Nitrogen content of the crop.

What is the purpose of Isaria?

To produce higher yields and more even crops. It can also be used to monitor crop development each time a machine passes through the crop.

What does Isaria do?

Once the upper and lower application parameters have been set, the machine controls which areas of the crop gets more or less product by controlling the application equipment.

Does Isaria do anything else?

Any application that is biomass related can be controlled by Isaria. Growth regulators and potato desiccants are a couple of examples.

Is Isaria hard to use?

No, the equipment has been designed to attach onto a tractor in less than a minute. Typically it goes onto the front linkage, so you can plug in the power socket, attach and plug in the control screen and away you go. Bluetooth control means that unsightly cables between machine and cab are a thing of the past.

Which crops can I use Isaria on?

Winter Wheat, Winter Barley, Winter Oilseed Rape, Potatoes and Maize are the main crops Isaria is used on, however it will work on most crops as it reads chlorophyl. For Winter Wheat and Potatoes there is an absolute mode that allows fully automated application with less operator input.

Does Isaria make its own decisions on fertiliser?

No, there is still an agronomic input required, growth stage, upper and lower limits, field limits such as N Max, expected yield, etc. The ‘absolute’ mode on Winter Wheat and Potatoes lessens this agronomic input but never does away with it.

Are there any other features of Isaria?

Isaria has the ability to not just look at what is below it but at the yield potential of that area. By adding a yield potential map for that field the sensor can be smarter about how it applies inputs to that area. This yield potential map needs to be pre-made and can use data sources such as yield maps.

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